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TV News Roundup: ‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 4 Sets Netflix Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date for “Grace and Frankie” Season 4, Comedy Central releases a lineup of stand-up specials, and more.

PREMIERE DATES

Season 4 of Netflix‘s “Grace and Frankie” starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will debut globally on Friday, Jan. 19. The season will focus on the difficulties that arise in Grace (Fonda) and Frankie’s (Tomlin) friendship when third wheel Sheree (Lisa Kudrow) enters the picture.

The full Season 2 of Hulu‘s “Sonic Boom” will be available to stream on Sunday, Nov. 19. The season follows Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks as they embark on wild adventures and stop Dr. Eggman’s plot to conquer the planet. Season 2 of the CGI animated series consists of 52 episodes running approximately 11 minutes each.

SPECIALS

Comedy Central has announced the talent for its new slate of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents…” half-hour specials. The series, taping Dec. 8-9, will return to the Civic Theatre in New Orleans featuring Emmy Blotnick, Tim Dillon, Devin Field, Megan Gailey, Chris Garcia, Langston Kerman, Mike Lawrence, Ryan O’Flanagan, and Sarah Tiana.

DIGITAL

Ken Burns has announced the launch of UNUM, a new digital destination that will enable users to navigate through clips from various Burns movies and connect to other resources interwoven with topical material. The media initiative, which will kick off with an episode about the Vietnam War following Burns’s latest directorial endeavor, aims to provide background of current events and provoke conversation regarding themes such as Leadership, Race, Innovation, and War.

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